DVDFab HD Decrypter and SATA drives

I posted this in another thread but it was about Vista. I thought a new thread would be better since it is a SATA drive issue with XP Pro that I am having.


First off let me start by saying these issues are only on my new build:

Case: Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS
MB: EVGA 780i
OS: XP pro
CPU: Quad Q6600
HDD: WD 500, SG 250
PSU: Ultra X3 1000 Watt
Memory: G.Skill 4GB ( 2x2) DDR@ 1000
Video: 8800GT Superclocked (X2 in SLI)
Sound: Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Speakers: Logitech Z-4
TV Card: Hauppauge 1600
Monitor: Samsung 226BW 22 inch
Burners: Samsung SH-S203B (Sata) x2

After many tries I have narrowed it down to a SATA drive issue either with the sata controllers on the motherboard or within each program. The two programs I am having trouble with are DVDFab HD Decrypter and IMG Burn. DVDFab HD Decrypter won’t even scan the disk I put into the drive and freezes my machine. Shrink will rip the DVD fine, but when IMG Burn opens, it hangs and freezes my machine on DVD -R’s on writing the “lead-in” (thus ruining the disk). IMG will open and burn to +R OK, but gives me errors at the end about closing track and finalizing. I just hit re-try and then I get window saying “completed successfully”, and this disk plays just fine.

I have tried switching internal sata ports as well as cables with no change.

Now also note at one point I removed both these Samsung sata drives out and put in 2 IDE drives, Lite-On and Optiarc, and everything runs and works perfectly with both DVDFab HD Decrypter and IMG Burn.

I am presently using my 2 Samsung sata drives running Shrink with no problem and using Nero (7 Essentials) as a burning program with no problems.

I figure if these programs ( Shrink and Nero ) can see and read and write from these sata drives, then in all probabilities it is an issue within DVDFab HD Decryter and IMG Burn specifically regarding these newer sata drives over the IDE type?

OK, Here is what I am thinking of doing.

If I go into device manager and under IDE ATA/ATAP controllers there are 3 listings for NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller besides my Primary and Secondary IDE Channel and a Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller. The first NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller has both Samsung burners under port 0 and port 1. The Driver Provider is : NVIDIA Corporation and the Driver Date is: 8/9/2007. The other 2 NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controllers are my internal hard drives.

Now if I go into the Controller where my 2 burners reside and Uninstall the driver and then restart my computer, wouldn’t XP find them on boot up and load Windows drivers for them by default without effecting any other drivers from nVidia for anything else?

Hi oneacer,

Yeah, I agree, I think you’re on the right track. As you know nVidia chipset/drivers can be problematic for burners. Seems some ppl. don’t have issues, but plenty do.

First off, are you certain the sata ports on your board aren’t set as raid?

Yes, the reboot with XP will install the device(s) and assign the appropriate default drivers used by XP. I can’t imagine that this would affect any device or controller that you did not uninstall. Any uninstalls/reinstalls for me have gone off without a hitch, but none of my rigs are using nVidia chipset/drivers.

Best of luck and let us know how it goes.

Sweet new build!
I’m trying to talk the wife into a new build for me…it’s not going well.
I offered to build her a new rig too (buy the parts too!), but I was seriously flamed…lol

I just went through the same problem with the Nvidia drivers and my S203B’s after doing
a complete re-install of XP and letting the Nvidia drivers install themselves. The -R discs
would always hang on lead-in and ruin the disc and after un-installing the Nvidia drivers
for the burners and letting XP install the default drivers I’ve had no more problems since. :clap:
You are on the right track so go ahead and un-install them and give it a go. :iagree:

Well after uninstalling the drivers in device mgr. for the Samsung sata burners, and letting XP install them again, DVDFab HD Decrypter still won’t scan the media. It loaded the nVidia drivers again though, not Microsoft’s. It is strange because Fab HD see’s the disk in the drive but wont open it. I realize it must have somthing to do with sata, drivers, settings, etc., etc…

Real strange that Shrink and Nero do not have any issue with any disk or dvd of any kind.

Also note that DVDFab HD Decrypter and Img Burn are working flawlessly on my other two rigs both running XP, as well as Shrink and Nero as well, but with IDE burners instead of sata.

I’ll keep looking… Sooner or later I will resolve this issue… Certainly a brain twister.


On another site someone by the name of GoBlue suggested changing drivers in the following way:

“You need to click on the “update driver” tab for that sata port. Windows will ask if it can connect to windows update to search for driver. Click “No, not this time” and then click the “next button”. Then click the box that says “install from a list or specific location (advanced)” and click next. Than click the box that says “Don’t search I will choose the driver to install” and click next. Then highlight “standard dual channel pci controller” and click next. This will install the generic Microsoft driver. Reboot and your good to go.”

Back up and running all programs again with no issues. Boy do I appreciate these forums. This is what computing is all about.

Thanks everyone.

Glad to hear you’re up and running smoothly.

Glad to hear the good news I was just going to suggest doing it the old fashion way
like you just did, so guess I’m to late on the reply to help out any now but that’s just
me like the old saying goes (always a day late and a dollar short) :doh::bigsmile:

[QUOTE=getit29;1997623]…I was just going to suggest doing it the old fashion way…
like you just did…[/QUOTE]
You had company…talk about a day late and a dollar short…:iagree:

Thanks oneacer, your solution to this problem helped me to solve the exact same problem on my computer.

Wonderful, I can now again use my Samsung SH-S203B.

Thanks again,

Your welcome. I try and assist whenever I can.